(I found my mercury glass at Kohls after Christmas a couple of years ago. They always have a handful of really cool things.)
(The reindeer are from Wisteria outlet after Christmas sale. The sad looking branches are from a tree in our back yard; I'm thinking it's time for some fresh ones.)
(I love using glass jars and vases because I've collected tons of them over the years and they can be used in so many ways).
(Ball ornaments are such an inexpensive and easy way to decorate, although my hubby did say all the colors might give our fish a heart attack - so far, he's fine).
(I love pinecones - another after Christmas purchase. The snowflakes are at Target right now and $1 for sets of two large ones or 4 small ones).
(Terra Cotta Nativity from Wisteria after Christmas Sale)
(Our Jesse Tree)
Hopefully these pictures show you just how easy it is to decorate on a dime. I usually set a aside a little money each year for after Christmas spending. Not only to I get any additional decorations I'm looking for, but I also look for paper, ribbon, holiday scented candles and soaps (these make great teacher's gifts for the following year). I usually limit myself to about $50 - it's amazing how far it can go.